The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


教育部:坚决取缔围绕小学招生开展的各种选拔性考试 (Ministry of Education Bans Entrance Exams for Primary Schools)
People's Daily, October 15, 2012


多名村民未参加新农合被开除村籍 数年上访无果 (Guangdong Villagers Petition for Years to Regain Village Residence after Being Expelled for Not Joining New Rural Cooperative Medical System in 2003)
Southern Rural, October 16, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Wife of Mongolian Activist Speaks Out against Chinese Harassment
The Associated Press, October 15, 2012

哈达15年刑满后下落不明   其妻、子刑拘
Mongolian Dissident Hada Missing after Scheduled Prison Release; Wife and Son Detained
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2012

广州网络作家被严管 异见者吁善待狱中朱虞夫 (Guangzhou Writer Ye Du under Strict Control from Authorities in Lead-up to 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2012


Lawmakers Deliberate Draft to Amend Prison Law
Xinhua News Agency, October 15, 2012


《求是》发表署名秋石的文章 奋力把改革开放推向前进 (Qiushi Publishes Essay on How No Effort Should Be Spared to Promote Reform and Opening Up Policy)
Xinhua News Agency, October 15, 2012

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奋力把改革开放推向前进 (Sparing No Effort to Promote Reform and Opening Up)
Qiushi, October 16, 2012

Protests and Petitions

逾千村民抗议建水库影响水源 (Fujianese Villagers Protest Pollution of Water Source due to Reservoir Project, Some Detained)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2012